Story: Bush trams and other log transport

Kauri logs

Kauri logs

Different forms of transport were used to get logs from the bush to the mill. The scale of the task can be seen from these kauri logs which were felled in the Kauaeranga Valley, near Thames, in the 1920s. In this case a 350-metre chute was built to get the logs down to a creek.

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The Kauri Museum, Matakohe, Tudor Collins Collection
Reference: H_1993_224_249
Photograph by Irene Murray

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How to cite this page:

Paul Mahoney, 'Bush trams and other log transport - Transporting logs: 1840s–today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2023)

Story by Paul Mahoney, published 24 Sep 2007